With the holidays approaching, right now is the perfect time to upgrade your home network. When your friends and family are visiting, you want them to have an easy, hassle-free connection, no matter what room they’re in. And when you or your loved ones are checking out your new presents — be they smartphones, laptops, smart TVs, consoles, tablets, smart home devices — you want your network to provide a seamless experience. It’s time to stop putting up with dead zones, dropped connections, and poor bandwidth. This holiday season, upgrade your home network with a ZenWiFi mesh Wi-Fi system.

ASUS offers a wide range of ZenWiFi systems tailored for any user. Whether you’re a PC enthusiast with a need for high-end hardware, a homeowner who’s tired of the poor signal you get in the family room, or simply someone who’s never upgraded from the barebones router you rent from your internet service provider, ASUS have a mesh Wi-Fi system that will give you a much better experience. In this guide, we’ll introduce ASUS’ latest options and help you find the best one for your home.

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ASUS mesh Wi-Fi systems stand out from the pack with their rich feature set and long-term value, but you don’t have to take our word for it. ZenWiFi mesh routers have won a coveted PC Magazine 2023 Readers’ Choice Award. This authoritative publication reported that “ASUS takes a clear lead in this category,” with the highest scores “for both overall satisfaction and likelihood to recommend.” PCMag added, “ASUS scores exceptionally high for mesh coverage, Wi-Fi speed and network management.”

ZenWiFi tackles the challenges of providing Wi-Fi to any home

Unlike traditional routers, which use one central unit to provide an internet connection to all your devices, a mesh Wi-Fi system uses two or more nodes spaced strategically around your home to manage a single network. This makes it easy to eliminate internet dead zones. Some folks try to use repeaters or range extenders to solve this problem, but these typically come with a penalty to performance and convenience.

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ASUS mesh Wi-Fi systems also go above and beyond to give you long-term value for your investment with their generous warranties and included bundle of free features. These ZenWiFi systems enjoy robust AiProtection network security features, a commercial-grade suite that leverages powerful cybersecurity solutions and cloud data centers from Trend Micro to shield your smart home and all connected devices from cyber threats. You get free automatic security updates, malicious site blocking vulnerability protection, and built-in tools to detect and block infected devices — all without a subscription fee. And it’s all easy to set up and use with the ASUS Router app.

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Parents will appreciate the robust, common-sense, hassle-free parental controls they get with a ZenWiFi system. These free parental controls takes the guesswork out of protecting your kids. In the ASUS Router app, you’ll find preset profiles based on age that will automatically apply filters for inappropriate content and set suggested daily screen time schedules for your kids’ devices. Through the included internet activity dashboard, you can easily keep tabs on your kids’ browsing behaviors.

Advanced security features and parental controls are just the start — you’ll get built-in VPN features, the Instant Guard mobile app for secure browsing on public Wi-Fi networks, and more. Click here to learn more about the suite of features you get for free with an ASUS mesh Wi-Fi system.

The best mesh Wi-Fi systems for connected homes

You don’t need ASUS’ absolute best mesh Wi-Fi system to get a great home networking experience. As a Wi-Fi 6 mesh WiFi system, the ZenWiFi XT8 is a great choice for today’s connected homes. Wi-Fi 6 introduced a host of features for managing a household full of internet connected devices, so this mesh Wi-Fi system is fully prepared to offer a great signal to all your laptops, smartphones, smart home devices, and more.

If you need a backup plan for those moments when the internet connection provided by your ISP fails, the ZenWiFi XT8 has your back. It includes a USB port that you can configure for mobile tethering. After a quick setup process, all you’ll have to do for a backup internet connection is connect your smartphone to the ZenWiFi system with a USB cable so that your devices can get online using your 4G LTE / 5G mobile connection.

You can buy the ZenWiFi XT8 on the links below:

ZenWiFi XT8

The best budget-friendly mesh Wi-Fi systems

Even if you’re working with a limited budget, you can still get high-quality home networking. ASUS offers a variety of ZenWiFi systems ready to upgrade your network to Wi-Fi 6 at a price that won’t break the bank.

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Perhaps your bandwidth needs are more modest, but you need a home network with plenty of range. Consider the budget-friendly ASUS ZenWiFi XD5ASUS ZenWiFi XD4, or ASUS ZenWiFi XD4 Plus. These dual-band mesh Wi-Fi systems offer high performance and extended range through their 5GHz and 2.4GHz bands. The ZenWiFi XD4 and XD4 Plus offer up to 1,800Mbps of aggregate bandwidth, while the higher-end ZenWiFi XD5 offers up to 3,000Mbps of aggregate bandwidth.

The standout feature of these three mesh Wi-Fi systems is their range. They’re a strikingly affordable way to get up to 4800 square feet of network coverage. And since ASUS sell them in an affordable three-pack, they’re a great way to make sure you have excellent internet not only in your primary living spaces, but in an attached garage and backyard patio. (You can also pick up one node as a standalone purchase or in a two-pack, as well.) Whatever option you pick, the nodes come with mounting holes and a screw pack that make it easy to position the units right where they’re needed.

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If you’re able to stretch your budget just a bit further, you’ll appreciate the long-term value that you’ll get out of the ZenWiFi XD6. This dual-band mesh Wi-Fi system offers up to 5400Mbps of aggregate throughput, a substantial boost in bandwidth that will make a difference as you add more internet-connected devices to your home.

You can buy the ZenWiFi XD6/XD5/XD4s/XD4 on the links below:

ZenWiFi XD6

ZenWiFi XD5

ZenWiFi XD4s

The best mesh Wi-Fi systems

For larger homes, homes with multiple stories, or buildings with thick and dense walls, a traditional wireless router might not have what it takes to deliver a reliable, high-speed signal to every room. While wireless repeaters and extenders are an option, they’re often frustrating to use on a daily basis. For most people, a mesh Wi-Fi system just makes more sense.

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ZenWiFi mesh wireless systems make it easy to set up a home network that delivers the bandwidth you need to every floor and every room. They offer elegant style that coordinates easily with your home decor. And the free and easy-to-use ASUS Router app offers hassle-free setup and robust security options. If you’re struggling with internet dead zones in your home, upgrade your home network with a ZenWiFi mesh Wi-Fi system to enjoy high-bandwidth, reliable wireless connectivity in every room of your house.

ASUS ZenWiFi mesh Wi-Fi systems: a quick comparison

Model Key Features
ZenWiFi Pro XT12 Tri-band Wi-Fi 6, 11000 Mbps
Dual 2.5Gb ports
UNII-4 (5.9 GHz) mesh backhaul
Up to 6000 sq. Ft (2-pack)
Subscription-free security
Advanced parental controls
Wide VPN support
ZenWiFi XT8 Tri-band Wi-Fi 6, 6600 Mbps
UNII-4 (5.9 GHz) mesh backhaul
2.5Gb port
4G/5G mobile tethering
Up to 5500 sq. Ft. (2-pack)
Subscription-free security
Advanced parental controls
Wide VPN support
ZenWiFi XD6 Dual-band Wi-Fi 6, 5400 Mbps
Up to 5400 sq. Ft. (2-pack)
Subscription-free security
Advanced parental controls
Wide VPN support
ZenWiFi XD5 Dual-band Wi-Fi 6, 3000 Mbps
Up to 5000 sq. Ft. (3-pack)
Subscription-free security
Advanced parental controls
Wide VPN support
ZenWiFi XD4 Plus Dual-band Wi-Fi 6, 1800 Mbps
Up to 4800 sq. Ft. (3-pack)
Subscription-free security
Built-in parental controls
Wide VPN support

*Access to UNII-4 spectrum not available in every region.

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